Luke Summerfield

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Luke Summerfield
Luke Summerfield 27-05-2012 1.jpg
Summerfield after playing for Cheltenham Town in the 2012 Football League Two play-off Final
Personal information
Full name Luke John Summerfield[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-06) 6 December 1987 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Ivybridge, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
York City
Number 8
Youth career
1998–2005 Plymouth Argyle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Plymouth Argyle 79 (4)
2007 Bournemouth (loan) 8 (1)
2009 Leyton Orient (loan) 14 (0)
2011–2012 Cheltenham Town 41 (4)
2012–2014 Shrewsbury Town 64 (3)
2014– York City 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:32, 30 June 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Luke John Summerfield (born 6 December 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays for York City as a midfielder. He previously played for Plymouth Argyle, Bournemouth, Leyton Orient, Cheltenham Town and Shrewsbury Town.

Career[edit]

Plymouth Argyle[edit]

Summerfield was born in Ivybridge, Devon and joined the Plymouth Argyle Centre of Excellence aged 10.[1][2] He made his first team debut in the last game of the 2004–05 season, a 0–0 home draw with Leicester City on 8 May 2005, entering the match as a 77th minute substitute for David Worrell.[2][3] He signed a two-year professional contract with Plymouth on 1 August 2005, before the start of the 2005–06 season.[1][2] He made two appearances in his first two seasons for Argyle (both as a substitute), once in the league and once in the League Cup. Summerfield made his debut for Argyle, as a substitute, on 8 May 2005, against Leicester City. On his first start for Argyle, against Colchester United in the Championship, on 8 August 2006, during the 2006–07 season, Summerfield scored with a long-range volley.[4] In January 2007, Summerfield was listed at number five in The Guardian's ten best prospects to watch out for in 2007.[5]

Then Plymouth Argyle manager Ian Holloway said of Summerfield that "I see Luke doing things far beyond his tender years. The boy has a fine touch, he is typical of the talent that Plymouth will produce for the future."[citation needed] On 20 March 2007, Summerfield signed a loan deal with League One side AFC Bournemouth, until the end of the season. On 25 September 2009, Summerfield moved to League One side Leyton Orient on a one-month loan,[6] which was later extended to three months, before he returned to Plymouth on 19 December.

Cheltenham Town[edit]

Summerfield joined Shrewsbury Town on trial in July 2011 and played in a friendly against Manchester United, but he was not offered a contract and in August signed a one-year contract with Cheltenham Town.[7] In July 2012, he rejected a new contract with the club.

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

On 3 July 2012 almost a year after his initial trial, Summerfield rejected the contract offer from Cheltenham Town to sign for Shrewsbury Town.[8] He scored his first goal for Shrewsbury in a 3–1 FA Cup defeat versus Hereford United at Edgar Street. He was released at the end of his contract in May 2014.[9]

York City[edit]

Summerfield signed for League Two team York City on a two-year contract on 30 June 2014.[10]

Personal life[edit]

His father, Kevin, is a former professional footballer and coach.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Summerfield playing for Plymouth Argyle in 2009
As of match played 3 May 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Plymouth Argyle 2004–05[3] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2005–06[11] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2006–07[12] Championship 23 1 3 0 0 0 26 1
2007–08[13] Championship 7 0 1 0 2 1 10 1
2008–09[14] Championship 29 2 1 0 1 0 31 2
2009–10[15] Championship 12 0 2 0 1 1 15 1
2010–11[16] League One 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 79 4 7 0 5 2 0 0 91 6
Bournemouth (loan) 2006–07[12] League One 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Leyton Orient (loan) 2009–10[15] League One 14 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 15 0
Cheltenham Town 2011–12[17] League Two 41 4 3 1 1 1 6[b] 0 51 6
Shrewsbury Town 2012–13[18] League One 36 2 1 1 1 0 1[a] 0 39 3
2013–14[19] League One 28 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 31 1
Total 64 3 2 1 2 0 2 0 70 4
Career total 206 12 12 2 8 3 9 0 235 17
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances in Football League Trophy, three in League Two play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 395. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Luke Summerfield". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Luke Summerfield". Plymouth Argyle F.C. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "10 to watch in the New Year". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2006. 
  6. ^ "Orient swoop for Summerfield". Sky Sports. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "Cheltenham Town complete deal for Luke Summerfield". BBC Sport. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.shrewsburytown.com/page/NewsDetail/0,,10443~2830422,00.html
  9. ^ "The Retained and Released List". Shrewsbury Town F.C. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Luke Summerfield: York City sign ex-Shrewsbury Town midfielder". BBC Sport. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Luke Summerfield in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 

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